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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Vicarious Surgical

Vicarious Surgical

Software Engineering
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Vicarious Surgical is hiring a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to join our team in Waltham, MA. As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you will contribute to the development of much of the firmware that runs our robotic device. You will work closely alongside software, controls, and electrical engineers to specify and design solutions to complex real-world problems. As a senior contributor, you will have a large impact on the architecture and direction of our embedded systems. Previous experience with robotic system development and controls is a huge plus!

Vicarious Surgical is a next generation robotics company developing a disruptive technology with the goal of increasing the efficiency of surgical procedure, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

This is a terrific opportunity for a Senior Embedded Software Engineering professional to join our company at a very exciting time and be a key member of a team that will bring our robotic solution to the market, offering a cost-effective path to improving patient outcomes and increasing the efficiency of surgical procedures for hospitals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Specifying, designing, and building firmware driving sensing and actuation for complex robotic systems.
  • Working closely with electrical and software engineers to nail down specifications and develop coherent interfaces.
  • C/C++ application development on Real-time operating system (RTOS) and bare-metal on ARM platforms.
  • Follow medical device software lifecycle process (ISO 62304 compliance).
  • Test/tooling development in Python or C/C++.

About You

  • 5+ years of experience programming embedded systems in C/C++.
  • Comfortable with Python.
  • Experience with Real-Time operating systems (RTOS).
  • Working knowledge of common communication interfaces (SPI, I2C, CAN, etc).
  • Experience with unit testing using frameworks such as GTest.
  • Excited to dive in and debug low-level code.
  • Happy to work as part of a cross-functional team, as well as independently.

Experience with 2 or more of the following is highly desirable:

  • Experience with coding standards such as MISRA C/C++.
  • Experience with SOLID principles, object oriented design, and design patterns.
  • Experience with network stacks such as TCP/IP and protocols such as DDS.
  • Linux development experience.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics.

Experience with 2 or more of the following is highly desirable:

  • Medical device experience.
  • Integrating and debugging motor control software and hardware.
  • Using classical control theory in a closed-loop system; performance and tuning.
  • Implementing and testing digital filtering algorithms.
  • Experience using MATLAB and Simulink controls, data analysis, or simulation.

Together, we share a love for learning and we are passionate teachers. As a company, we set ambitious goals and individually, we share in that ambition. At the office, we enjoy each other’s company during monthly social, catered lunches and company celebrations.

Please note that at Vicarious Surgical, we follow COVID-19 safety protocol, which may include compliance with vaccination, testing and masking requirements.